Careers

Our team are our business.
Interested in a career with us?

We seek individuals who are passionate about the firm, dedicated to high standards and client service, as well as being supportive of one another. We value a workplace where people find fulfilment in their roles and accomplishments with a strong sense of contribution and commitment.

We pride ourselves on offering a supportive and fair culture, with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Work-life balance is important to us and we strive to accommodate flexible working wherever possible.

We also provide opportunity for significant long-term prospects and career progression.

Open positions

Private Client Solicitor

We seek a 4+ PQE Private Client Solicitor to join our busy, highly regarded Private Client team.

Our services cover the whole spectrum of wills, trusts, probate, court of protection/deputyship and estate-related matters including tax planning.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate excellent technical ability and knowledge of the wide range of private client areas of expertise as well as experience dealing with high-net-worth clients.

Requirements

  • First-class technical knowledge and understanding of private client matters
  • Excellent communication skills, with an emphasis on great client service
  • An organised, team player with excellent attention to detail

We offer a competitive salary and commission structure as well as hybrid working.

Your career development
We are rounded professional advisers with strong commercial awareness and a commitment to exceeding client expectations. We understand the importance of working collaboratively as a team as well as a wider firm providing bespoke services to an established and complex range of clients and contacts.

We offer support and progression across our practice areas to proactive and talented individuals looking to develop within the firm.

Private Client Paralegal / Legal Assistant

We seek a Paralegal to join our busy, highly regarded Private Client team.
Our services cover the whole spectrum of wills, trusts, probate, court of protection/deputyship and estate-related matters including tax planning with the successful candidate providing collaborative support within the team.

Duties

  1. Professional client engagement, being a first point of contact by telephone and email; resolving client enquiries, taking messages, passing on information and proactive handling of enquiries as appropriate in a timely manner.
  2. Coordination of administrative tasks and working alongside the Private Client Team and the Firm ensuring completed tasks are of high presentational quality and checked for accuracy, demonstrating attention to detail and ready to return to fee earners by given deadlines.
  3. Drafting and preparation of precedents and documentation (with training/supervision) to include but not limited to wills, deed/declaration of trust, lasting powers of attorneys.
  4. Carrying out legal and case related research.
  5. Proactive diary management; looking ahead at fee earner diaries to remind them of diary commitments, taking responsibility for ensuring they have all supporting documents and information for each meeting or engagement.
  6. Arranging and potentially attending internal and external meetings and conference or zoom calls, ensuring the smooth running of such meetings and making the appropriate arrangements (e.g. room setup, etc.) and liaising with other Team members/departments as required.
  7. Identifying business improvement opportunities to the Team’s business and administrative processes and knowing when to escalate any concerns to team leaders so that a resolution can be found in a timely manner.

 

Client Service Support:

  1. Take an active role in client relationship management and client care.
  2. Handling and assisting with new business enquiries and calls from clients and colleagues and act as point of contact for new business opportunities and helping to ensure new business success.
  3. Assisting with smooth and seamless transition of new enquiries to on-boarding of clients and ensuring clients and fee earners are kept informed throughout.
  4. Preparing client terms of engagement and new business proposals
  5. Recording all new business and existing client opportunities and helping to ensure they are dealt with professionally and efficiently.
  6. Assist with ongoing communications and marketing with the assistance of firm marketing resources.
  7. Participating in Business Development and Client Service improvement projects and tasks from time to time.

 

Client Matter/File duties:

  1. Assisting with file opening by carrying out conflict checks and ID requirements as directed; assisting with the preparation of all relevant documentation.
  2. Monitoring new matters to ensure all of the necessary information and documents have been received (e.g. engagement letters/instruction forms/monies on account/money laundering documentation and other compliance documents), informing fee earners when documents are received and assisting as required.
  3. All elements of document and file management on the firm’s systems.
  4. Management of inbound post ensuring it is electronically saved in the document management system and actioned (with guidance/supervision) where able.
  5. File closures and archiving.

 

Finance and Billing Duties:

  1. Supporting the Private Client Team to achieve financial success including all elements of billing and financial management in accordance with Private Client and firm procedures.
  2. Processing expenses, requesting and processing disbursements from external parties.
  3. Preparing electronic slips for the accounts team.
  4. Assistance with client balances.

 

Business Support duties:

  1. Liaising with business support services across the firm, to include marketing, finance, HR, and business engagement.
  2. Updating and maintaining integrity of client information held on the firm’s CRM and case management systems.

 

Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with confidence in client facing situations.
  • IT literate including use of Microsoft Office (with case or document management experience preferred).
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • A self-starter, resourceful with a high degree of initiative.
  • Proactive and collaborative team player.
  • Organised and able to work independently (with supervision)
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Ability to work within a busy environment.

 

Your career development
We are rounded professional advisers with strong commercial awareness and a commitment to exceeding client expectations. We understand the importance of working collaboratively as a team as well as a wider firm providing bespoke services to an established and complex range of clients and contacts.

We offer support and progression across our practice areas to proactive and talented individuals looking to develop within the firm.

Property Paralegal / Legal Assistant

We seek an experienced Property Paralegal to join our specialist residential and commercial property team providing administrative and technical support within the department. This role would suit candidates with experience in Property/Real Estate with a desire to learn and develop within a busy, collaborative environment.

Duties

  1. Professional client engagement, being a first point of contact by telephone and email; resolving client enquiries, taking messages, passing on information and proactive handling of enquiries as appropriate in a timely manner.
  2. Coordination of administrative tasks and working alongside the Property Team and the Firm ensuring completed tasks are of high presentational quality and checked for accuracy, demonstrating attention to detail and ready to return to fee earners by given deadlines.
  3. Assisting with sale, purchase, remortgage transactions to include preparing contract packs, raising / replying to replies to enquiries, preparation of standard legal documentation, liaising with lenders and third parties, post completion formalities (with training/supervision).
  4. Assisting with commercial property transactions to include acquisitions, disposals, lease and licence transactions (with training/supervision).
  5. Carrying out legal and case related research.
  6. Proactive diary management; looking ahead at fee earner diaries to remind them of diary commitments, taking responsibility for ensuring they have all supporting documents and information for each meeting or engagement.
  7. Arranging and potentially attending internal and external meetings or video calls, ensuring the smooth running of such meetings and making appropriate arrangements (e.g. room setup, etc.) and liaising with other Team members/departments as required.
  8. Assisting with business improvement opportunities.

 

Client Service Support:

  1. Take an active role in client relationship management and client care.
  2. Handling and assisting with new business enquiries and calls from clients and colleagues and helping to ensure new business success.
  3. Assisting with smooth and seamless transition of new enquiries to on-boarding of clients and ensuring clients and fee earners are kept informed throughout.
  4. Preparing client terms of engagement and new business proposals.
  5. Recording all new business and existing client opportunities and helping to ensure they are dealt with professionally and efficiently.
  6. Assist with ongoing communications and marketing with the assistance of firm marketing resources.
  7. Participating in Business Development and Client Service improvement projects and tasks from time to time.

 

Client Matter/File duties:

  1. Assisting with file opening, carrying out conflict checks and ID requirements as directed; assisting with the preparation of all relevant documentation and follow up.
  2. Monitoring new matters to ensure all necessary information and documents have been received (e.g. engagement letters/instruction forms/monies on account/money laundering documentation and other compliance documents), informing fee earners when documents are received and assisting as required.
  3. All elements of document and file management on the firm’s systems.
  4. Management of inbound post ensuring it is electronically saved in the document management system and actioned (with guidance/supervision) where able.
  5. Assisting with preparation of correspondence/documentation throughout the transactions.
  6. File closures and archiving.

 

Finance and Billing Duties:

  1. Supporting the Property Team to achieve financial success including all elements of billing and financial management in accordance with the firm’s procedures.
  2. Processing disbursements from external parties and preparing electronic slips for the accounts team.
  3. Assistance with client balances.

 

Business Support duties:

  1. Liaising with business support services across the firm, to include marketing, finance, HR, and business engagement.
  2. Updating and maintaining integrity of client information held on the firm’s CRM and case management systems.

 

Skills and Competencies:

  • Previous experience in a Property / Real Estate role required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with confidence in client facing situations.
  • IT literate including use of Microsoft Office (with case or document management experience preferred).
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • A self-starter, resourceful with a high degree of initiative.
  • Proactive and collaborative team player.
  • Organised and able to work independently (with supervision)
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Ability to work within a busy environment.

 

Your career development
We are rounded professional advisers with strong commercial awareness and a commitment to exceeding client expectations. We understand the importance of working collaboratively as a team as well as a wider firm providing bespoke services to an established and complex range of clients and contacts.

We offer support and progression across our practice areas to proactive and talented individuals looking to develop within the firm.

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Worry not. We are always in search of talented and ambitious people. Simply send your application by way of your CV and a brief cover letter to: [email protected]

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Get in touch

Simply fill in the form on the right and we’ll put you in touch with the right person. However, if you would rather email, you can do so at: [email protected]

If you would prefer to speak to someone on the phone, you can reach our team on: 020 8940 4051

You can also visit us at our offices on beautiful Richmond Green:
Dixon Ward, 16 The Green, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1QD

Our reception is open 09:00 - 17:30, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

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